COMPANY NEWS ROUND-UP: CBCL, Read Jones Christoffersen, MTE, Associated, Stephenson, Enermodal
November 21, 2011
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Stephenson Engineering of Toronto has opened a special division for structural restorations. Founded in 1969, the company has doubled its staff from 20 to 55 people in the last two years and has changed from a family-owned to a partners-owned...
Stephenson Engineering of Toronto has opened a special division for structural restorations. Founded in 1969, the company has doubled its staff from 20 to 55 people in the last two years and has changed from a family-owned to a partners-owned business. There are now six management partners, including new partner Mohsen Mansouri, who joined the firm in October and is leading the restoration division.
CBCL Limited of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is taking part in a program to promote electric vehicles. The consulting engineers have been given a Nissan LEAF car to make available to any of its staff on a sign-out basis for commuting and travelling to job sites.
The car is one of 10 that are being provided under the ShareReady pilot program being run by Nova Scotia Power and Nissan Canada. CBCL’s landlord has provided a parking spot and location to install a charger for the vehicle. During the two year program the car will be monitored by the power company to help them collect data about the use of electric vehicles and the need for infrastructure to support them.
Read Jones Christoffersen (structural), MTE Consultants (civil), MCW Consultants (mechanical-electrical), GSP Group (planning and landscape), and Randal Brown & Associates (fire and life safety) were the consulting engineers for the recently opened Engineering 6 Building at the University of Waterloo. Diamond and Schmitt are the architects. The 115,000-sq.ft., five-storey building is home to the Department of Chemical Engineering. It has 48 labs, academic space and student lounges. The building expands the Waterloo engineering precinct on campus and acts as a SE gateway into the university.
Associated Engineering has designed a heavy haul bridge over the Steepbank River near Fort McMurray in Northern Alberta. The bridge is to give access to Suncor’s Steepbank Mine and has to sustain the weight of heavy loads as high as 700 to 1400 tonnes. The 33-metre span bridge rests on 20-metre high mechanically stabilized earth wall abutments. The abutments are believed to be the tallest mechanically stabilized earth wall abutments in North America.
The Dr. David Suzuki Public School in Essex County, southwest Ontario has become the first school to be certified as LEED Canada Platinum. Enermodal Engineering are the LEED consultants, and McLean and Associates are the architects. Smylie and Crow, R. Lucente and Haddad Morgan were engineers.